Your coffee can become even more delicious and he althy, full of he althy substances, if you add turmeric to it. Turmeric is the golden spice of India. It is rich in antioxidants and important compounds, thanks to which it has incredible he alth benefits.
The combination of coffee and turmeric becomes a truly he althy drink that will help you improve your overall he alth. Both coffee and turmeric offer a lot of antioxidants, making the combination really beneficial.
What are the benefits of turmeric coffee?
Rich in antioxidants
Research shows that antioxidants can activate enzymes in the body that are responsible for a number of processes in the body. They reduce inflammation, fight free radicals, reduce the risk of malignant processes during cell division.
Adding turmeric regularly to coffee can have pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. This drink can reduce pain and stiffness in arthritis and other joint-muscle inflammations. Reduces redness and swelling associated with joint inflammation.
Drinking coffee with turmeric regularly can have a beneficial effect on mood. This is because turmeric has potential antidepressant activity, thanks to its active ingredient curcumin. Added to the energizing effect of caffeine, curcumin improves mood and fights depression.
Controls blood sugar
Turmeric is known for its diabetes control properties. It is part of a number of dietary supplements for diabetics. The antioxidants and curcumin in turmeric help to balance blood sugar levels, smooth its absorption and prevent sudden spikes in blood sugar levels. This is crucial for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, damage to the nervous system, kidneys, deterioration of vision, which are characteristic of poorly controlled diabetes.
Relieves digestive problems
Turmeric coffee can help with digestive problems. This is according to data from a 2018 study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. According to scientists, turmeric coffee has beneficial effects on irritable bowel syndrome and can relieve its symptoms.
Turmeric coffee can lower cholesterol.This is very important for the control and prevention of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties reduce cardiovascular risk and help control stress, which has a damaging effect on the cardiovascular system.
How to make turmeric coffee?
- ½ cup plant-based or nut-based milk;
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder;
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder;
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder;
- 1 pinch of black pepper;
- 230 ml brewed coffee;
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (optional).
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the milk, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and brewed coffee. Mix very well. If desired, you can also use a blender. Finally, add the maple syrup. Pour the mixture into a suitable glass and enjoy.